Gems of West Greenland

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Tour Description

The ultimate Greenland Adventure. Join this 12 day adventure and experience stunning West Greenland.

There are exciting adventures for all levels, as we explore by land and sea. Visit three of Greenland’s most picturesque, iconic regions in a single voyage. And go deeper into Uummaanaaq and Eternity Fjords than any other cruise.

There is plenty of activity, Whether its walking a hiking trails on Sisimiut’s doorstep. or opting to for a tundra to table experience with local Inuit chefs to learn about the culinary traditions of the region. Or perhaps ride a scenic mountain bike trail or take a polar plunge! We also explore by sea, cruising on the Ultramarine, one of the worlds latest polar exploration vessels, through dramatic fjords and past coastal glaciers. Board a zodiac to take an even closer look, or quietly kayak through these Arctic waters soaking up the sounds of nature.

And there is further exploration by air, on board there are 2 twin engine helicopters that will allow as to take a different perspective, perhaps fly up to the Greenland ice sheet (the largest ice cap in the northern hemisphere) or make a heli landing to explore an area that would be otherwise inaccessible. 

Discover the unique sights of Greenland on this awe-inspiring polar experience like no other!

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Experience an in-depth exploration of West Greenland. Unique experiences including flightseeing - and optional activities such as kayaking and mountain biking.

We suggest adding on the Tundra to Table experience, which offers guests a one-of-a-kind adventure into the culinary traditions of the Inuit in Greenland and Nunavut.

"Experience remote Greenland is such a varied way, numerous adventure activities, including hikes, biking, kayaking, and even heli landing, on this innovative cruise, with a great mix of sustainability features" Tara, Team Viva

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at Toronto Pearson International Airport and make your way to your included hotel in Toronto. The rest of the day is yours to explore the multicultural city of Toronto.

Day 2
Fly to Kangerlussuaq and embark

This morning you’ll catch your charter flight to Kangerlussuaq, where you’ll board your vessel and begin your expedition. Get ready for a great adventure ahead! Expect a welcome and safety briefing from your Expedition Leader.

Day 3
At Sea

As we sail north along the west coast to our first area of exploration, your Expedition Team will prepare you for the adventures that lie ahead. Once activity and excursion briefings are completed, our education team will schedule presentations on the wildlife and fascinating history of Greenland, its geology, ecology and climate, and the incredible sights you will soon explore.

Day 4-6
Uummannaq Fjord

Uummannaq Fjord is the second-largest fjord system in Greenland surpassed only by Scoresbysund in east Greenland. On these itinerary days you will have the opportunity to become one of few people ever to explore this area in depth and travel beyond the predictable tourist destinations. The fjord is full of cultural and natural wonders. Potential excursions include visits to the town of Uummanaq, venturing into Qilakitsoq (the site where the famous Greenland Mummies were discovered) and excursions focused around Store Glacier and its immense discharge zone. You’ll embrace the expeditionary spirit as we pioneer new destinations within the labyrinth of valleys and channels in the depths of the fjord.

Quark Expeditions’ core belief in working closely with our local partners will enhance every experience as we explore alongside local experts. We’ll draw on our team’s collective knowledge and expertise to deliver incredible experiences.

Day 7-8
Disko Bay

Disko Bay Is a wide, southeastern inlet of Baffin Bay and is the largest open bay in western Greenland. Try to get out on deck as we navigate into this iconic bay where whales are often spotted. Disko Bay is full of exciting destinations for us to explore. We will almost certainly visit the community of Illulissat, which is situated at the head of outlet fjord for Sermeq Kujalleq (Jakobshavn Glacier) , known for discharging 35 billion tons of ice each year. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, the fjord is immensely beautiful and we will encourage you to explore it via one of the many marked hiking trails.

Another area we will consider for this itinerary is the wild beauty of Equip Sermia or Torsukatak Fjords, located in the northeast corner of Disko Bay. Both of these remote areas offer fantastic vistas of large active glacial faces and provide plenty of opportunities for hiking, paddling, and Zodiac cruising. This is also an area where, if conditions allow, we will consider utilizing our twin- engine helicopters to get you in the air to appreciate the immensity of this region.

Day 9-10

Qeqqata (meaning centre) municipality is Greenland’s second smallest administrative region. Situated in the middle of the country’s western coast, Qeqqata is home to almost 20% of Greenland’s populace, most of whom reside in Sisimiut and Manitsoq.

During these two days your expedition team will work with our local partners to curate a balance of community and wilderness-focused activities. We are likely to visit Sisimiut, where you can wonder through the open air museum, participate in local tastings or join a hiking group to venture beyond the town limits along one of many incredible hiking trails on Sisimiut’s doorstep. This is where we will also offer the (paid) mountain biking activity.

Further south, the areas surrounding Manitsoq are equally stunning. One of our favorite destinations in the area is the picturesque alpine lake of Innussuit Tasersuat, which we can hike and share a picnic with friends from Manitsoq. The fjord systems behind Manitsoq are deep and seldom visited. Our team will seek to take you beyond the ordinary and into these fjords for magical one-of-a-kind experiences, one of which is Eternity Fjord, which is home to the tallest mountains in all of West Greenland.

Day 11

Today, we disembark in Kangerlussuaq and transfer you to your charter flight to Toronto, where you’ll spend the night in your included hotel.

Day 12

Today, make your way to Toronto Pearson International Airport to catch your homeward flights, or spend more time exploring the fascinating city of Toronto, known for its many multicultural neighborhoods and attractions.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • Included Copy 20 All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage
  • Included Copy 20 Select beer and wine during dinner
  • Included Copy 20 Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All Zodiac transfers and cruising as per the daily program
  • Included Copy 20 Guiding and leadership by expert exploration team and crew
  • Included Copy 20 All shore landings as per the daily program
  • Included Copy 20 A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Included Copy 20 All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • Included Copy 20 Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • Included Copy 20 An official expedition parka to keep
  • Included Copy 20 A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan
  • Included Copy 20 Greenland voyages cruise passenger tax
  • Included Copy 20 Flightseeing experience
  • Included Copy 20 Charter flight package
  • Included Copy 7 Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance
  • Included Copy 7 International flights, visas, Gratuities, Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges
  • Included Copy 31 Optional Activities: kayaking, culinary experience, and mountain biking (additional)


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  • Included We’ll take you deeper into Uummaanaaq and Eternity Fjords than others
  • Included Visit three of Greenland’s most picturesque, iconic regions in a single voyage.
  • Included Zodiac excursions past glaciers, gentle walks through the Arctic tundra, options for all levels
  • Included Kayaking in the fjords of Greenland, listen to the sounds of nature
  • Included Experience the beauty of these landscapes from the air thanks to twin-engine H145 helicopters
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